Leadership Council News: Arcadia University Class of 2016 Steps to the Future; Lois Haber receives Honorary Doctorate, gives commencement address at Graduate Ceremony
Lois Haber Commencement Address
Click here for Lois Haber's May 19, 2016 Commencement Address (PDF) or view below on Scribd
This post updated Fri June 3 2016 5:10 PM EDT
Registration is now open for the Conference of Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers (CGLSLGP) trade mission to Poland and Romania November 6-11, 2016.
Don't miss out on the AES Seminar in Philadelphia! Registration deadline is June 1st. Seating is limited.
World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia Welcomes Two New Board Members, Adds New Advisory Council Members
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia recently named Steven Bradley and Jeffrey Nash to its board of directors. This addition brings business, regional port authority, legal and governmental expertise to the WTCGP’s leadership ranks.
“We are delighted and fortunate to have added Steven and Jeff to the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia’s board,” noted WTCGP board chairman and White and Williams partner Gary Biehn. “They bring diverse and deeply impressive backgrounds to their work with us, which undoubtedly will help promote WTCGP’s important efforts to build and grow trade – and jobs – in this region.”
“Jeff and Steven join us at a pivotal moment, as exports have grown into key U.S. economic drivers,” said WTCGP President Linda Conlin. “WTCGP will benefit enormously from the respective knowledge of this area’s business community Jeff and Steven bring as board members. Their important connections, particularly in the South Jersey community and among minority-led organizations and businesses, will enable us to expand recognition of WTCGP’s programs available to the region’s businesses, regardless of size, thereby increasing the impact we can have in driving economic growth and job creation in our communities.”
World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia is also pleased to announce the following new Members of the WTCGP Advisory Council:
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This post updated Thu June 16, 2016 2:07 PM EDT
WHO IS BASSETTS' BIGGEST CUSTOMER?
Rosemary Connors of NBC10 reveals the answer in this news story covering the world famous ice cream maker's global success and the role of World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia in helping Bassetts and other local companies go global.
2016 World Trade Centers Day Annual Awards and Celebration Connects Region's Civic and Economic Leaders with Trade Community
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - After September 11, 2001, the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA), in cooperation with the United Nations, chartered a day to be celebrated around the world as World Trade Centers Day. The 330+ world trade centers worldwide organize activities ranging from conferences and dinners to other cultural and educational events, spreading the world trade centers' message of peace and prosperity through global trade.
Recognized this year on May 4 during World Trade Month and held at the Independence Seaport Museum, the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP) awards ceremony and reception celebrated both the WTCGP honorees, and also the role of trade and exports in strengthening the region’s economy. Event attendees had the opportunity to meet WTCGP’s award honorees and network with high level business leaders, thereby establishing valuable international business connections. NBC 10 anchor and reporter Rosemary Connors, served as emcee.
Global Business Leadership Award
The 2016 Global Business Leadership Award was presented to Jerry Sweeney, President, CEO and Trustee of Brandywine Realty Trust and Chairman of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, for his visionary work in real estate development and in transforming the landscape of the Greater Philadelphia region along both sides of the Delaware River. From Philadelphia's iconic Cira Centre, the future FMC Tower and Cira Centre South to the Schuylkill Yards Innovation Development and the new Subaru of America corporate campus in Camden, Jerry and Brandywine are making our communities competitive global business destinations. As Chairman of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, Jerry is also playing a key role in strengthening the Port's infrastructure, increasing its capacity and enhancing its reputation as a hub for global trade.
If you missed WTCGP's Annual Awards Celebration and Reception, you missed a celebration of trade and exports in this region - and a chance to make valuable international business connections!
Don't miss out - join WTCGP now for exclusive member benefits, education and events like this one!
We hope you join us at next year's World Trade Centers Day Annual Awards and Celebration!
(To read more about WTCGP's annual celebration and view honoree acceptance videos, click "Read More.")
Member News: Philadelphia International Medicine Announces Collaboration with Medical Association of Jamaica
Philadelphia, PA, USA – Philadelphia International Medicine (PIM) and the Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a knowledge bridge between Philadelphia, a hub of medical innovation and Jamaica, an island of medical sophistication.
PIM and MAJ agreed to form a continuing medical education affiliation between MAJ physicians, and the doctors, surgeons and hospitals of PIM’s network, which includes Temple University Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Fox Chase Cancer Center. The affiliation will provide continuing medical education for Jamaican physicians through clinical training, knowledge transfers, symposia and medical technology.
Under the terms of this agreement, the Medical Association of Jamaica and Philadelphia International Medicine will focus on enhancing physician training and continuing medical education for the island’s doctors thus increasing the standard of patient care, hospital management and the quality of health care delivery to provide the best experiences for their patients.
“We are extremely excited to share such important news with our patients, our physicians and the country at large. Many of our local Specialist Physicians have been trained to international standards but have been constrained in our practice by a lack of the equipment that are necessary to practice at "First World" standard. In affiliating with Philadelphia International Medicine, the members of the Medical Association of Jamaica will be better able to meet the current and growing healthcare care needs of the communities we serve today as well as play a critical role in helping to establish new standards of care through research, innovation, technology and medical training provided to our physicians. This means that with the knowledge-sharing arrangement, we can ensure that our local practice is current with international standards. It also benefits our patients as the PIM network is now available for patients to be transferred for specialist care in circumstances where the necessary expertise or equipment is unavailable locally” says Dr. Myrton Smith, President of the Medical Association of Jamaica.
The MOU will assist both organizations in establishing a formal on-going relationship that will build a “health gateway,” linking members of MAJ to PIM and its network of seven hospitals including four specialty hospitals and two medical schools for on-going training, university research and innovation, insight on new treatments and procedures and more.
“This opportunity allows PIM hospitals to expand their teaching mission and establish relationships with Jamaica’s health care community. We look forward to working with the Medical Association of Jamaica for many years to come; exploring ways both sides can enhance the health care of our populations and mutually sharing our innovations and best practices,” said Leonard Karp, President and CEO of Philadelphia International Medicine.
To cultivate this relationship PIM will provide on-going continuing medical education (CME) exchanges beginning in May, which are expected to include quarterly video conferencing of clinical seminars, training in Philadelphia through peer-to-peer collaborations, in-person conferences, grand rounds and case reviews. Additionally, MAJ and PIM will collaboratively explore joint opportunities in Jamaica and in Philadelphia to provide comprehensive health care to patients of MAJ’s network of surgeons and physicians.
About Philadelphia International Medicine
Philadelphia International Medicine (PIM) is a healthcare organization dedicated to bringing the services of seven prestigious Philadelphia area hospitals to the international community. PIM’s network includes Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Hospital, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital as anchor organizations and our affiliate hospitals include Wills Eye Hospital, Rothman Institute Orthopedics, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital and the Renfrew Center. Learn more about PIM by visiting www.philadelphiamedicine.com.
About Medical Association of Jamaica
Medical Association of Jamaica is the oldest professional association in Jamaica, which was constituted as the first overseas branch of the British Medical Association in 1877. The Medical Association of Jamaica is an organization of medical doctors committed to the enhancement of the professional and personal development of the members. It has over 2000 members, including students and recently celebrated its Golden Jubilee as an independent organization in June 2015. Learn more about MAJ www.doctorsja.com
Pennsylvania is home to nearly one million small businesses, employing 2.4 million individuals, and plays a vital role in Pennsylvania’s economy, accounting for 98.2 percent of businesses in the state.
In recognition of the small business community’s significant contributions to Pennsylvania’s economy, DCED is hosting Pennsylvania Small Business Week, May 1-7, 2016 to celebrate entrepreneurs and small business owners for their contributions to Pennsylvania’s economy, and draw attention to the resources available to support them.
As a part of the week-long celebration, small business-owners can participate in DCED's Small Business Web Series and other entrepreneurial educational programs giving participants an opportunity to see the reach that DCED has to help the commonwealth's small business community. Each free, 60-minute webinar in the series will be presented by experienced small business consultants providing guidance on a variety of topics: